My diceCT work on the Australian lungfish has been featured at the online home of the diceCT community. DiceCT stands for Diffusible Iodine-based Contrast-Enhanced Computed Tomography, and is a relatively recent technique for imaging soft tissue using CT imaging, and it gives spectacular results!
The site is a great place to stay up-to-date on recent publications using the method, technical advice and events. You can also read about other techniques, such as the deliciously-named ‘SpiceCT’ (Selectively Perfusable Iodine-based Contrast-Enhanced CT), which is particularly good for staining large specimens, and can do so very rapidly.
See the original blog post and other cool work using these methods via New Publication: Cephalic muscle development in the Australian lungfish, Neoceratodus forsteri.
My diceCT publications on the Australian lungfish:
- CLEMENT, A. M., NYSJÖ, J., STRAND, R. & AHLBERG, P. E. 2015. Brain – endocast relationship in the Australian lungfish, Neoceratodus forsteri, elucidated from tomographic data (Sarcopterygii: Dipnoi). PloS One.
- ZIERMANN, J. M., CLEMENT, A. M., ERICSSON, R. & OLSSON, L. 2017. Cephalic Muscle Development in the Australian Lungfish, Neoceratodus forsteri. Journal of Morphology, 279, 494-516.